Jacques-Pierre MICHELOT, PARIS, 18th. c.

Stamped at the bottom of the soundboard:”MICHELOT”.

“Boat” shaped body made of eleven maple ribs.

Spruce soundboard.

Neck and peg-head of ebony plated.

Five choirs.

Length: 95,2cm.

Width maxi: 32,1cm.

Sounding length: 67,1cm.


Jacques-Pierre MICHELOT had his workshop rue Saint-Honoré, near St. Roch church in Paris, at the sign of “the Melody”.

In an advertising of 1791, he presented himself as “fame for guitars of boat shape, the superiority of which is to reflect a more appreciable sound…”


Bibliography:   – René Vannes: “Dictionnaire universel…”, op. cit. p.241.

                          – Constant Pierre: “Les facteurs”…, op. cit. p. 124.